.loca 03 STAY PREPARED • You just think you’re busy now. i. First wave (We are here.) 02 STAY ENGAGED 01 STAY SAFE • Ensuring the safety of your staff, volunteers, and clients should be priority #1. i. Implement temperature reading of all staff and volunteers before event. ii. Provide gloves, masks, and sanitizer to all staff and volunteers before event. iii. Practice safe social distancing with a zero-contact expectation. • Move out of the building i. What was once done inside should now be moved outside. We did this by moving our pantry experience to a drive-through distribution format. ii. Keep clients in their vehicles. iii. Gather all important information. • Use Technology i. Replace information forms within iPads or cell phones that can be sanitized. • Now is the time to recruit. Never let a crisis be wasted. i. Recruit FROM relationship • People you know who are being paid, but are at home. • People you know who are out of work, but want something to do. • People you know who have a passion to help and now have the time. ii. Recruit FOR relationship • Corporations who are ready to donate now in a crisis and in the future because of how your non-profit or church handled the crisis. • Organizations who are looking for effective non-profits and churches to partner with during a crisis. • Note: During a crisis there are organizations and corporations who allow specific grants to be written to fund projects that meet certain criteria related to the crisis. Apply NOW! www.grantwatch.com (fees apply) • Specifically, during this crisis, the first wave is the panic wave. Prepare for what you have previously served to increase by 20%. a. If you buy food for your ministry, plan to buy more. b. If you get your food is donated, reach out to your donors for more. c. Recruit more volunteers to help with the increase in clients. d. Increase your supplies. v. Second wave (It’s coming.) • This is the wave that will increase by 40% or more depending upon the area you serve and the local unemployment rate. • See above and continue to grow in all areas of recruitment and donations. vi. Resources • Your local or regional food bank. • Your local grocery stores. Many of them would love to donate their produce and meats to make room for fresher foods. • Your congregation. They want to help! • Bread companies love to donate overstock. • Restaurants love to donate meals or overstock. 15

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